Missionary daughter pranks dad with fake marriage proposal

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  • Sarah Munafo Elizabeth, CO
    Jan. 10, 2014 7:28 p.m.

    Thank you for all of the wonderful comments! :) It really makes me feel the support I have for serving a mission from all parts of the world. I'm so glad to have gotten to share the excitement both my dad and I felt in this video. And no, my dad did NOT die of a heart attack and yes, he plans on getting back at me for this prank. He has 18 months to think up some "elaborate scheme" ;) Maybe my family will move to a beach while I'm gone and not inform me haha. And brimhall, shout out to you for taking the heat of my dad's pranks! I had him tell me the full story and you'd be happy to know he still has a lot of guilt for dying your hair/face/teeth blue before you got back from your mission haha.

  • Fred Garvin Draper, UT
    Dec. 5, 2013 3:48 p.m.

    I don't know how I missed seeing this earlier - but I'm obviously a little late to the game, at this point.

    What touched me the most about this is the great relationship the father and daughter seem to have. It totally comes through that they are great friends. I have a little girl, and I so hope my relationship with her continues to develop to where she considers me her friend, at this age.

    Good job, Munafo family! You've clearly done a great job in your home!

  • MaryannT ,
    Nov. 30, 2013 1:07 a.m.

    A prank is a quick event that causes fun. Elaborate, lengthy deception that causes someone stress is not a prank----it is dishonesty.

  • brimhall Mesa, AZ
    Nov. 29, 2013 3:41 a.m.

    Hah! I'm glad your daughter pulled that prank on you, it must run in the family. Even after 30 (!) years, I'm still having nightmares about that industrial indigo blue dye the morning when I was headed back to the mission home. I swear it took me at least 15 years to rid myself of it all, seriously, and the fear is still strong I'll look in the mirror and once again see Beetlejuice teeth. Sarah, congrats on the mission and keep up the pranks, your dad deserves every one. If you ever need photos for leverage...

  • antodav TAMPA, FL
    Nov. 28, 2013 9:48 a.m.

    If I had a daughter who did this to me, when she was only 19 no less…oh man. She would not find my reaction funny, AT ALL.

  • cj's mom TAYLORSVILLE, UT
    Nov. 28, 2013 7:50 a.m.

    My son did the same thing to us. His father was always pushing a mission, but he had told us he didn't want to go. One day at the dinner table he commented that he needed to see the dentist. I innocently asked "Why?" "Because its part of completing my mission papers?" WOW He was the best missionary ever and we have all been blessed because of his decision.

  • iron&clay RIVERTON, UT
    Nov. 28, 2013 7:24 a.m.

    Mission calls are OK for young LDS women. The mission lasts about a year and a half.

    Marriage in LDS Temples can be ..... everlasting?

  • Bifftacular Spanish Fork, Ut
    Nov. 27, 2013 5:24 p.m.

    The most impressive thing about this wasn't the prank but how genuinely good natured the dad was about the entire thing. I love people like this. He can move into my neighborhood anytime.

  • Kraut Menifee, CA
    Nov. 27, 2013 9:31 a.m.

    Wonderful idea. I (loved) the lady missionaries in the West German Mission when I served. They were the greatest. I now have seven lady missionaries in my stake, and I still love them. My wife is ok with that since we have been married for 53 years. She was waiting for me when I returned home from my mission.

  • Rational Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 27, 2013 9:22 a.m.

    Remember when spiritual experiences were, well, spiritual?

    Remember when people did their "alms in secret?"

    Good times!

  • casafraz Rexburg, ID
    Nov. 26, 2013 8:42 p.m.

    This was one of the best pranks I have ever seen. Congrats on the mission call. On another note I am also a convert, I was 19. I also served a mission (and am from Mass. So close to your dad). My husband as well. Missionaries make all the difference. I am so grateful for the difference the gospel will make in my childrens life. You are going to preform the Lord's work .

  • Kathy. Iowa, Iowa
    Nov. 26, 2013 2:53 p.m.

    Be aware of hurricane threats in the West Indiies Mission..

  • Acegrace Lilburn, GA
    Nov. 26, 2013 1:59 p.m.

    Wish my father were alive to see this because he was a great prankster I could never seem to "pay back". I could kid my Dad that at least I never did this to him. My father could dish it, but could not take this much.

    This could only work with parents outside Idaho/Utah or surrounds like Star Valley WY where I come from because she said she told her ward. It would definitely fly on the grapevine back to my parents if I had told more than my own bishop because "everyone knows somebody who knows somebody" in parts of the Intermountain West. (Still happens from Atlanta to Wyoming too!)

  • khall Orem, UT
    Nov. 26, 2013 11:34 a.m.

    Sarah, Congratulations and nice prank. My father in law is the mission President down there and as awesome as he is, I think you'll like his wife even more, amazing people and they will be blessed to have someone as fun as you, as you will to have people as amazing as they are.

  • Mayfair City, Ut
    Nov. 26, 2013 10:20 a.m.

    We just had an Elder come back from the West Indies mission in our Ward. I think he would say while Sarah will love it, she will get pay-back for her prank when she gets there and has 18 months of humidity and little to no AC.... :)

  • gee-en Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 26, 2013 9:48 a.m.

    Awe-some! Seems like a great family...
    And what a thoughtful daughter to do something like this prank!

  • gittalopctbi Glendale, AZ
    Nov. 26, 2013 8:36 a.m.

    Hilarious! Way to go, Sarah, on the prank but especially on the mission call!

  • Sandy Citizen50 SANDY, UT
    Nov. 26, 2013 8:32 a.m.

    Thanks for this great story! I appreciate all the family member for sharing this with everyone. As someone who has previously served as a missionary as a young man, I can attest to the great blessings that come when you go out and serve with a desire to love people. I hope that I will again have the courage to some day go out again and serve as a missionary but this time as a senior missionary with only one companion for the duration of the mission.

  • RBN Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 26, 2013 8:15 a.m.

    That is too funny. Dads are sure vulnerable to that sort of prank. Have an awesome mission, Sarah. My son went to the West Indies Mission. You WILL love it! It's magical there. When it's my turn to be a senior missionary that is one of the places to which I would love to be called.

  • Cinci Man FT MITCHELL, KY
    Nov. 26, 2013 7:26 a.m.

    Nice job Sarah. What a fun story. Good luck on your mission. It will be a great experience that will magnify you for the rest of your life.